My neighbours back garden has always been a bit of a state. He dug up the lawn the autumn that I moved in and it's been a pile of earth and weeds ever since. He did try planting and growing something this year, but I think whatever it was got lost in the weeds! The shed has also always been a bit dilapidated, it's looked like it was going to fall down since the day I moved in, but after Thursday's winds, it's even worse. Some of the slats have come off, others are just about off and I can pretty much see what's inside it! I've never seen him actually using the shed in the 5 years I've lived here, and although there's only me and the neighbour on the other side of him that can see it, both the shed and the garden are a complete eyesore. Every time the wind picks up his shed is just going to get worse, until the day it eventually collapses, and when that happens, I can see a pile of timber sitting on his weed patch forever more. Thankfully, it's not in a position where it could hurt anything/anyone. He's pleasant enough, will happily pass the time of day with you, and other than the garden and shed issue, he's a great neighbour, but he is a bit of a strange cookie... Now, I'm not a gardener, so as much as I'd love to offer to do something about his garden, that's never going to happen, but would it be impolite of me to ask if he'd like some help in taking the shed down? My o/h would happily help him, we could easily accomodate any items he wanted to keep in our shed and take the rubbish to the dump. Any advice or comments are welcome, I just don't know what to do (if anything!).